I suppose the purists might think this was cheating, but I guess most writers could do with a little extra assistance every now and again, so I pass on these details for anyone interested.
As an experienced writer, you know that too many adverbs can weaken your prose, that you should avoid clichés, and that you should watch out for repetition – but knowing all this doesn’t always make it easy to spot these kinds of things in your own work. Enter “EditMinion” the online robotic copy editor! Simply cut and paste a chunk of your text into the EditMinion page, press “edit” – and, hey presto, all your writing flaws are highlighted – in a range of jolly colours.
Of course, it won’t sort all your writing difficulties overnight, but it’s a handy gadget to check for sloppiness creeping into your work – and it only takes a minute or two. If you fancy giving it a try, go to http://editminion.com/